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Opuntia Microdasys

Opuntia Microdasys


25cm - 30cm Height / 10cm Pot


SKU: Opunmicro0207
    • Opuntia Microdasys is a striking and low-maintenance addition to your home or garden that effortlessly combines beauty with resilience. Also known as the Bunny Ear Cactus, this distinctive succulent is renowned for its unique appearance and adaptability.
    • 25-30cm Height. 
    • 10cm pot.
    • Opuntia, are relatively low-maintenance plants. Here are care instructions to help you keep your Opuntia healthy:

    • Light: Opuntias thrive in full sun, so provide them with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. A south or west-facing window is ideal if you're growing them indoors.

    • Temperature: Opuntias prefer warm temperatures and are not frost-tolerant. They thrive in temperatures between 21-38°C during the growing season. In winter, they can tolerate cooler temperatures but should be protected from freezing.

    • Soil: Well-draining soil is essential for Opuntias. Use a cactus or succulent potting mix or create your mix by adding sand or perlite to regular potting soil. This ensures that excess water drains quickly, preventing root rot.

    • Watering: Opuntias are drought-tolerant and are more likely to suffer from overwatering than underwatering. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. In the growing season (spring and summer), water every 2-4 weeks, and reduce watering in the dormant season (fall and winter) to once every 6-8 weeks.

    • Container and Potting: If you're growing Opuntia in a container, make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the bottom. Repot every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and provide more space for growth.

    • Fertilizing: Opuntias are not heavy feeders. Fertilize sparingly during the growing season with a balanced, diluted cactus fertilizer, usually every 4-6 weeks. Avoid excessive fertilization, as this can lead to leggy growth.

    • Pruning and Maintenance: Opuntias can become quite bushy. Prune them as needed to maintain the desired shape and size. Use tongs or gloves when handling Opuntias to avoid getting pricked by their spines.

    • Pests and Diseases: Opuntias are generally resistant to pests and diseases, but they can sometimes be affected by mealybugs or scale insects. Inspect your plants regularly and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

    • Propagation: Opuntias can be propagated from cuttings. Allow a cutting to callus for a few days, then plant it in well-draining soil. Water sparingly until roots develop, which may take several weeks.

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